Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A selection of unusual, one-off and psuedo-emeregency vehicles.

Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority

Northumberland Inshore Fisheries and Conservation Authority fisheries patrol vessel St Aidan. Costing £700k and first launched in August 2015, the boat is a 16m long catamaran. It is used for fisheries enforcement, environmental studies and seabed surveying. It covers six miles into the North Sea from the border with Scotland at Berwick to its base is at the mouth of the River Tyne at North Shields.

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Home Office Immigration Enforcement VW Transporters and

Home Office Immigration Enforcement VW Transporters and Mercedes Sprinters. The Immigration Enforcement vehicles are marked up in light blue and dark blue battenburgs and carry prominent Home Office branding. They do not have any audible or visual emergency warning devices fitted.

The most common use for the vehicles is to take enforcement officers to pre-planned operations where they raid premises suspected of harbouring people who should not be in the country. This could be a restaurant or factory for example.

The registrations of the vehicles are: BX14 FYR, BX14 FYS, BX64 BCK, BX64 BHJ, BX64 BOH, MX13 ANU, MX13 AOU, MX13 AOU, MX13 APY, MX13 ATF, MX62 AKN

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